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Manifesting Love in Paris

This week in 2003, I was in Paris with my older brother. When we were at the top of the Eiffel Tower I remember feeling like everyone was in love. 

I was dating someone casually at the time and I remember thinking at that moment that when I got back to Chicago that I would break it off. 

I stood up there and looked out over Paris and declared in my head that the next time I was in Paris, I would be in love. Madly in love. 

When I got back from that trip, I ended things with that boyfriend and then some friends set me up with Matt Burki. We had known each other for about two years as friends but the timing was perfect because we became inseparable.

That following December, he asked if I wanted to go to Paris for New Years. Of course, I said YES!

We went to the top of the Eiffel Tower and kissed. I was madly in love! It was freezing so I remember we weren’t up there long but the whole trip was magical.

I was kind of blown away by how the whole thing happened. When I first I had that thought at the top of the Eiffel Tower I didn’t really have a time frame. So to be back in less than a year was amazing!

I had not known about the concept of manifesting at this time. When I first learned about shifting your energy and asking the universe for what you want, I immediately remembered this story.

I try to live my whole life this way. At times I have forgotten and life becomes tough. Then I remember to remove things keeping me at a lower vibration, figure out what I want or how I want to feel and co-create with the universe (God/Spirit/Angels/Guides) to make it happen.

Your thoughts and emotions are powerful! You are worthy of your desires! Now go put them out into the universe and open yourself up to some magic!

The first 3 photos below are from my April trip with my older brother and the last ones are my December trip with Matt.

Cleaning Ritual for Luck

Did you do a big decluttering this winter because of that Marie Kondo show? I had taken 5 carloads of stuff to Goodwill by the time my husband told me about it. I love decluttering!

Cleaning, on the other hand, not always as much. That is until I started doing it with intention.

Last year on St. Patrick’s Day I created a Mini-Luck Ritual that involved cleaning my front door and entryway.

I did it again this year and added a Lemongrass door wash for luck and wealth.

I have found that when you add intention to mundane tasks like cleaning it changes your mindset and makes it enjoyable and even magical.

Plus, you can add your own creativity too. I am sharing this ritual along with some essential oil suggestions to create your own blend of oils and water to bring good luck into your life and home!

Cleaning Ritual for Luck

Choose your front door or bedroom door. You might also like to do this for the door you the most use to enter your home like a garage door or even a door that goes to your workspace if you work from home.

Supplies:

  • Broom
  • Dustpan
  • Vacuum (optional)
  • Duster or dustcloth
  • Water bucket or bowl
  • Cloth for cleaning
  • Essential oil for luck

First, take a moment and take a deep inhale through your nose and an exhale out of your mouth.

The say mentally or out loud:

I intend to clean this area and welcome luck and joy into my life.

Next, begin to clean around the door by dusting. Try to reach the top of the door, the handles, and any crevices.

Imagine stagnant and old energy being released.

Then, sweep or vacuum the area. 

You can even say or think:

I am sweeping away (or sucking up) any blockages to luck and joy flowing into my life.

If you swept, I want to you really enjoy the process of dumping the dustpan into the garbage. If you vacuum, you might like to dump the contents right away to feel like you are removing the old energy from your home.

Now you will create your Lucky Water Wash. This simply consists of water with the essential oil of your choice for luck. There are many so you can also pick one with a smell that you really enjoy.

Essential Oils for Luck

  • Lemongrass – luck associated with wealth
  • Cedarwood – for prosperity and money
  • Bergamot – for success and money
  • Chamomile – for luck and money
  • Sweet Orange – for clearing the space and attracting luck
  • Cinnamon – for money and luck in love

You can also choose oils that simply make you feel lucky when you smell them like possibly peppermint or pine. Also, brands like Young Living have an oil blend called Abundance that would be perfect for this ritual.

Add a few drops of the oil of your choice to your bucket or bowl of warm water. Dip your cloth in the water and wring it out. Then begin to wash your door and entryway while enjoying the scent you chose.

I think it is fun to say or think positive thoughts while doing this part, like:

May this door attract luck and money into my home and life.

or 

Allow everyone who touches this handle to have luck come their way.

or

May this door protect me/us and only allow good luck to enter.

Have fun with this part. Really enjoy the scent. Dump the water and start fresh if it gets really dirty. Smile while you are cleaning.

When you are finished, stand in the doorway and breathe deeply.

Imagine green light surrounding you and the doorway.

Mentally or out loud repeat:

I welcome luck and joy into my life.

Enjoy this refreshed area of your home and stay open to the luck all around you!

Spend the rest of your day and life with this welcoming attitude!

Your Lunar Playlist – Songs about the Moon

I love songs about the moon!!! Here are some of my favorites! If you have some that I missed, please share in the comments so I can make this list bigger. Go dance under the moon tonight! 

{Update: My friend, Kristin, suggested I make a Spotify playlist so I did. You can listen to all of these songs here: Lunar Playlist!}

Blue Moon – Billie Holiday (this is my absolute favorite moon song of all time!)

Moonlight Drive – The Doors

Fly me to the Moon – Frank Sinatra

Bad Moon Rising – Creedence Clearwater

Moonshadow – Cat Stevens

How High the Moon – Ella Fitzgerald

Walking on the Moon – The Police

Sisters of the Moon – Fleetwood Mac

Orange Moon – Erykah Badu

Ticket to the Moon – Electric Light Orchestra

The Killing Moon – Echo and the Bunnymen

Half Moon – Janis Joplin

Child of the Moon – The Rolling Stones

New Moon on Monday – Duran Duran

>>>Listen here: Spotify Lunar Playlist

Pick Your Holiday Animal Guide!

Okay, so as we head into the thick of the holiday season I thought you might like to pick an animal guide to be by your side over the next month or so.

I specifically chose animals from my upcoming printable oracle card deck (Hop on my list to get yours when they launch!) that are associated with this time of year.

Look at the image above. Close your eyes and breathe deeply.

Open your eyes. Choose the card you feel drawn to the most. 

Scroll down for the cards and messages. 

Have fun with this! Notice when you see your animal represented during the holiday season. You might see it on pillows, in commercials, or even live!

Use the hashtag #holidayanimalguide so I can join in the fun!

Each morning, ask your animal to guide you through your day and to help you tap into the qualities associated with this animal that will best serve you.

You can imagine your guide with you throughout the day. I imagine my bear animal guide helping me during the Yoga with Weights class I go to, FOR REAL! Lol! 

Working with Animal Guides is such a great way to feel supported while having fun.

See below for your guide!

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Animal Guide Meditation and Painting Workshop is HERE!

It’s here!!! If you have even the tiniest desire to connect and work with an animal guide then this is the workshop for you!

Animal Guide Meditation & Painting Workshop

In this workshop, you will tune into the energy of your spirit animal guide, your desires, and your intuition.

It begins by me leading you on a guided meditation while drumming to help you discover or connect with your animal guide.

Then you can journal about your experience, do a little research around the energy of the animal that showed up, and begin to create your artwork.

If you have any worries about your painting skills, Kristen’s gentle guidance will put them to rest. I have been taking her classes for years and I just love what she draws out of me.

Kristen knows how to nurture you and help you put your self-judgment aside so you can paint from your soul and love your creation.

We first offered this as an in-person class here in Arizona. I have started working with a wolf now too and you can see my painting below. It’s howling at the moon, of course!!!

Also, included in the workshop is my new Working with Animal Guides ebook and printable oracle card deck.

Click below to watch a short intro video to help you get a better idea about this workshop.

Animal Guide Meditation and Painting Workshop | Kerry Burki

Over 5 years ago, I started working with a bear animal guide and I have just adored the connection and appreciate how much this work has helped during times of stress and anxiety.

My friend Kristen is always painting the most amazing animals that I just knew combining our skills and passions would be a perfect fit!

I just adore the fact that we are connected and I hope you to take advantage of this opportunity to paint and play with your animal guide. Feel free to reach out to me, Kerry, with any questions at hello@kerryburki.com.